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The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States as it respects the choice of President, and Vice President of the United States, and the election of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, together with the amendments proposed thereto; and,

On motion, by Mr. Dickerson, Resolved, That they be referred to a select committee, to consist of five members, to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, That Mr. Dickerson, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Benton, Mr. Brown, of Ohio, and Mr. Holmes, of Maine, be the committee.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill confirming the title of the Marquis de Maison Rouge;

and,

On motion, by Mr. Eaton, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, Monday next.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill concerning the lands and salt springs to be granted to the state of Missouri for the purposes of education, and for other public uses; and,

On motion, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill granting to the Governor of the state of Louisiana, for the time being, and his successors in office, two tracts of land in the county of Point Coupie; and,

On motion, by Mr. Chandler,
To strike out the 2d section of the bill, as follows:

“ SEC. ?. And be it further enacted, That all the right and claim of the United States to a tract of land in the county of Point Coupie, and state of Louisiana, containing forty arpents on the Mississippi river, and forty arpents back, at a remarkable bend in the river, about seven miles above the court-house for said county, being the same on which the Great Levee is situated, be, and the same hereby is, vested in, and conveyed to the Governor of the state of Louisiana, for the time being, and his successors in the same office, in trust, and for the sole use and benefit of the people of the county of Point Coupie, forever, for the purpose of enabling them to repair and to

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keep up the said levee, without molestation: Provided, however, That this act shall not effect the claim or claims of any individual or individuals, if any such there be:"

Yeas

8, Nays

36. On motion, by Mr. Lanman, The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Boardman, Mr. Lanman,

Mr. Rodney,
Chandler,
Macon,

Smith.
Dickerson,

Morril,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Barton,

Mr. Johnson, of Ken. Mr. Seymour,
Benton,

Johnson, of Lou. Southard,
Brown, of Lou. King, of N. Y.

Stokes,
Brown, of Ohio. Knight,

Talbot,
D'Wolf,
Lloyd,

Taylor,
Eaton,
Lowrie,

Thomas,
Edwards,
Mills,

Van Buren,
Elliott,
Noble,

Van Dyke,
Findlay,
Otis,

Walker,
Gaillard,
Parrott,

Ware,
Holmes, of Maine, Pleasants,

Williams, of Miss.
Holmes, of Miss. Ruggles,

Williams, of Ten. And no amendment having been made to the bill, it was reported to the House; and,

On the question, “ Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time ?"

It was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Morril, from the Committee of Claims, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill for the relief of Ebenezer Stevens, and others; the bill was read; and,

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

The President communicated a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting statements in conformity with the provisions of the act of the 10th of February, 1820, entitled “ An act to provide for obtaining accurate statenients of the foreign commerce of the United States,” shewing the commerce and navigation of the United States for the year ending the 30th of September, 1821; and the letter and statements were read.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill, supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices, in the districts east of the Island of New Orleans, together with the amendments reported thereto by the Committee on Public Lands; and,

On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed to, and made the order of the day for, to-morrow.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill authorizing the transfer of certain certificates of the funded debt of the United States; and no amendment having been made thereto, it was reported to the House; and,

On the question, “ Shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time?" It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1822.

The Senate assembled; and, the Vice President being absent, from indisposition,

On motion,
Adjourned to 12 o'clock to-morrow.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1822.

Mr. Findlay presented the petition of Andrew Mitchell, of Penn. sylvania, praying to have refunded to him a sum paid for a license to distil spirituous liquors; the petition was read; and,

On his motion, Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Ruggles submitted the following motion for consideration.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the Senate, if within his possession, the number of officers and soldiers who served in the Revolutionary war, from the state of Virginia, on continental establishment; the quantity of land allowed to each officer and soldier, by any resolution or law of Virginia, and the aggregate amount of the quantity so grant

ed: also, the quantity of land for which warrants have issued, and which have been located, and patents issued to said officers and soldiers, or their assignees, upon the waters of Cumberland river, and between the Green river and the Tennessee river, in the state of Kentucky; the deficiency of good land in the said tract, reported by the agents of the said officers and soldiers to the Executive of Virginia, to satisfy their warrants; and also, the quantity of land for which warrants have issued, and which have been located, and patents issued to said officers and soldiers or their assignees, between the Scioto and Little Miami rivers, in the state of Ohio.

Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill to provide for paying to the state of Mississippi three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of the public lands within the same; and also the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for paying to the state of Missouri three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same;" reported them respectively without amendment.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the memorial of the Trustees of the Transylvania University, praying for a repeal of the dúties on books imported into the United States; and,

On motion, by Mr. Pleasants, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until the second Monday in February next.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1822.

Mr. Holmes, of Maine, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was recommitted the bill further to establish the compensations of the officers of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other purposes, reported the same with amendments, which were read; and,

On motion, by Mr. Holmes, Ordered, That the bill, as amended, be printed for the use of the Senate, and that it be made the order of the day for to-morrow.

The President communicated a letter from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, transmitting a report of the commissioners at St. Helena, on land claims; and the letter and report were read.

Mr. Van Dyke laid before the Senate the resolutions of the Legislature of the state of Delaware, requesting their Senators and Representatives in Congress to use their endeavours to procure the passage of an act for the appropriation of the public lands for the purposes of education; and the resolutions were read.

Mr. Eaton, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of William Nott, and others, syndics of the creditors of George T. Phillips, late of New Orleans, merchant, made a report, accompanied by the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer ought not to be granted.
The report and resolution were read.

Mr. Eaton, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of William Doake, of Tennessee, praying the right of pre-emption to a tract of land; and also, the petition of Noble Osborn, praying the right of pre-emption, made a report, accompanied by a bill granting a right of pre-emption to Noble Osborn and William Doake; the report and bill were read; and,

Ordered, That the bill pass to the second reading.
Mr. Noble submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to lay before the Senate a statement shewing the number of persons placed on the pension roll by virtue of the act, entitled “ An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War,” passed the 18th day of March, 1818; and the number of persons placed on the pension roll under the act of Congress of the 1st day of May, 1820; and also, the number rejected under the provisions of the last recited act, and stricken from the pension roll, which were placed thereon under the act first above recited.

Mr. D'Wolf submitted the following motion for consideration:

Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures be instructed to report a bill for allowing drawbacks on merchandise exported, which shall be manufactured from foreign materials, to amount of the duties on such materials.

Mr. Ware laid before the Senate the resolutions of the Legislature of the state of Georgia, requesting that provision may be made for holding a treaty with the Cherokee nation of Indians, for certain purposes stated in the resolutions; which were read.

Mr. Chandler submitted the following motion for consideration:

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